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About Me

✨ craft business owner

💆🏼‍♀️ self care advocate

👩‍👦‍👦 mummy of two boys

📍 Peterborough small business owner


Hello and a HUGE warm welcome to my blog 👋🏻
I’ve created this lovely corner of the internet to share my own journey. Life is busy, life is hard, life is unpredictable: us women have hormones, overwhelm, burnout, work, a social life, health, extended family and motherhood to deal with alongside many other spinning plates.
I live in Peterborough with my husband, two little boys and whippet who certainly keeps me very busy 🤪 I, like lots of people, set up my business Charlotte Makes during lockdown when I needed something to keep me from losing my absolute mind!!!
I am really passionate about personal growth, have always found joy in a deep conversation and find it so cathartic to share my ups and downs…which is handy because I’ve had a few…
✨I suffered a mental breakdown aged 25 which resulted in me leaving my teaching career, losing friends and cancelling my wedding 💔
✨I have pmdd (pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder) which is a cyclical condition and can be completely debilitating at times 😖
✨I was diagnosed with stage 3 skin cancer in 2021 after finding a lump in my boob.  It was a scary time but I got through it #checkyourboobs 👊🏻
✨I suspect I may have an adhd brain (not the hyperactive type…the other one 🤪)
❓why am I here writing this blog❓
💜If I can help just one other person to NOT feel alone then I have achieved something.
💜motherhood is lonely! running a small business is also lonely. Some days i don’t speak with any other human than my children
💜underneath all my other hats (mummy, wife, friend, daughter, sister, auntie etc) I am ME and I.AM.IMPORTANT 👏🏻 this blog acts a reminder for making time for me.
💜life is tough sometimes and we all need a safe space to have a bloody good moan.
Thank you so much for being here with me ✨
Sending sparkly love & hugs always
Charlotte xoxoxo